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Born: Nov 21, 1920

Date of Passing: Jan 24, 2015

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ANASTASIA (NETTIE) KYLIUK (nee ROMANYCHA) November 21, 1920 - January 24, 2015 With family by her side, Nettie passed away at the age of 94. Nettie was predeceased by her loving husband of 69 years, Bill in 2007. She will be lovingly remembered by her eight children, Ernie (Carol), Don (Erna), Norman (Donna), Victor (deceased at infancy), Gloria Ford (Stephen), Joyce, Gladys Jones (Kerry), Judy (Jerry), and Ken (Karen). She was the last living sister of her seven siblings (Mary, Dora, Lena, Irene, Olga, Rosie) and one brother (Metro). Also remaining to cherish her memory are 19 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, extended family, and friends. Nettie was born in the village of Horodenka, Ukraine on November 21, 1920. Her family immigrated to Canada just before the Depression when she was seven years old. She met the love of her life at the age of 16. Bill and Nettie had just five dollars to their name when they were married in 1937 but made the most of it. Working together, they forged a love and commitment that is inspirational by today's standards. They enjoyed many activities while raising the children including travelling and enjoying get-togethers with family and friends and spending time at the horse race track. In their later years, they would enjoy winters in Florida. Nettie was a life-long learner and a fast learner. When arriving in Canada she picked up the English language within three months. She was also an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends. Her perogies were the best'. Nettie was ahead of her time in the concept of healthy living. She would always read and learn of new discoveries and share her wisdom with others. She was famous for her Health Cookies dating back to the 1970s. But through it all, she was the consummate mother and homemaker; she took pride in her family and was an inspiration to many, but was most proud to be a Mom to everyone who knew her. There are many people who experienced her generosity when entering the Kyliuk home. It was not unusual for her to offer a plate of food and an ounce of advice when you stopped by for a visit. Consistently making sure of everyone's welfare, Nettie had a heart of gold and was unselfish to a fault. She lived an honest life with integrity, grace and demonstrated unconditional love. A Memorial Service will take place on Saturday, January 31, 2015, 2:00 p.m. at Thomson "In the Park" Funeral Home, 1291 McGillivray Boulevard. The family wishes to thank the 5 B and E staff at the St. Boniface Hospital for the compassionate care of Mom over these last three months and to Dr. V. Bhayana and Lydia for their care over the past years. In respect of Mom's spirit of giving, donations can be made to the Salvation Army or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba. We will miss you Friend, Sister, Auntie, Baba and the Greatest Mom. "Vichnaya Pamyat" THOMSON "IN THE PARK" 204-925-1120 Condolences may be sent to

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 28, 2015

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • To all of the Kyliuks, I am truly sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. It has been a long time since I last visited with her, but I can attest to all that is written. She was always very welcoming and never was without offering something. The house was a true "home". I wish I could present my wishes in person, but suffice to say, my prayers and thoughts are with you as they were when Bill (a very kind man) passed. All My Best. Ken Huyghe - Posted by: Ken Huyghe (Old friend) on: Feb 10, 2015

  • Norman & Donna. Sorry to hear about your loss. Thinking of you and passing on my sympathy. - Posted by: Vera Cooley (friend) on: Jan 29, 2015

  • All our sympathies go out to Judy, Gerry and the entire family. We would love to be able to come to the service but will not be in the country at that time. Please know that you are in our hearts! - Posted by: Leona Wiens & Art Pfeffer (Friends) on: Jan 29, 2015

  • The tribute to Mama Kyliuk is perfect in every way...except....she never gave an "ounce" of advice, she gave a bushel!...I've even shared some of her advice with my own children. Babas are special people...Baba Kyliuk will ALWAYS have a special place in my heart. Wish I could be there for her celebration of life on Saturday...but I will be connected through my thoughts and will light a candle and have a reflective time during the actual love to all the Kyliuks - Posted by: lucy gwozdz (lifelong friend of judy's) on: Jan 28, 2015

  • To all our Kyliuk cousins. Please accept our most heartfelt condolences on the death of our dearest Aunt Nettie. We loved that lady so very much. Uncle Bill and Nettie were so loving to me Terry, when I first met them the year before we married (1959). They have truly been an inspiration to us. It's hard to comment about Auntie without mentioning Uncle as they seemed to always be ONE, even when visiting Auntie after she was alone without Uncle. We are so grateful to have had a wonderful visit with her in Sept, last. We had good laughs together and she filled us with up to date news of all of you. (It was all good). Just be assured that she loved all of you very much and there never was any doubt all of you were her first and foremost loves in life. We are regretting that we can't be there for her funeral, but our prayers are with her and all your families. With much love cousins Terry and Orest. - Posted by: Terry Orest and Families Witiw (Aunt and great aunt) on: Jan 28, 2015

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